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Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan | Book Review

Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan
Release Date: 2nd April 2020
Genre: Adult, Suspense
Source: Publisher, NetGalley
Rating: ★★★

You think you know her…but look a little closer.

She is a stay-at-home mother-of-three with boundless reserves of patience, energy, and love. After being friends for a decade, this is how Liz sees Jess.

Then one moment changes everything.

Dark thoughts and carefully guarded secrets surface—and Liz is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her friend, and about herself. The truth can’t come soon enough.

I’ve read Vaughan’s most well-known book, Anatomy of a Scandal, and very much enjoyed it. I admittedly read it quite a while ago now, but I still mostly remember the enjoyment I got from the book and the overall vibes, even if I have mostly forgotten the plot. I went into Little Disasters not knowing much about it, as I don’t typically read blurbs for thrillers, and that is what I thought this book was.

It is not a thriller. My bad! Little Disasters is more of a domestic suspense, or literary suspense… I’m not exactly sure what the genre would be! It’s a long and slow read, nothing like a thriller book, but nevertheless I enjoyed my time with it.

I didn’t find much to connect to with this one as I’m not a mother and don’t plan to be, and the entirity of this book is focused on the mums and what they were or were not hiding. That said, I still really enjoyed the mystery of the whole thing. I read this in just a few sittings because I was super curious about the outcome. I wanted to know what really happened to the baby.

I would recommend looking up trigger warnings for this book because there are a lot of them, mainly involving children and mental health. I didn’t have a tough time but I think some people might do.

Overall I think Vaughan’s previous book was stronger, but this one was still enjoyable and I’d definitely read more from this author in the future.


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